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Biomedical Research Centre

The Biomedical Research Centre is a vibrant collaborative unit of molecular biologists, biochemists, chemists, clinicians, microbiologists, parasitologists, physiologists, and cell biologists.
The multidisciplinary research focuses on the analysis of the function of cells and organs in the human body and animal systems in physiological and pathological settings, focusing on cancer, inflammation, therapeutics and drug design, infectious diseases, pharmacology, physiology, immunology, molecular diagnostics and cell biology.
It also encompasses the perturbations caused by zoonotic and pathogenic microbes on human and animal health. BRC research sits within a rapidly developing area, which underpins our understanding and treatment of diseases and is developed with our partners in hospitals to generate better therapies. We continue to work closely with regional hospitals and wider national collaborations with universities and research centres, this includes KidScan Centre for Children’s Cancer Research, which focuses on new and improved treatments and other key areas like parasitology drug action and diagnostics for malaria. 

Latest news

Fri 22 Jul 2016

Coxemon’ is Go at Science in the City Festival
MANCHESTER’s star scientist Brian Cox has had a reincarnation or two, but nothing as radical as his new look for the Manchester’s European City of Science festivities. An augmented reality ‘Coxemon’ will be in place at No 70 Oxford Road (formerly the Cornerhouse) one of the festival centres from 22 – 29 July, as part […]

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Wed 6 Jul 2016

Science in the City Festival: What’s On
THOUSANDS of people are expected to visit the Science in the City festival later this month (22-29 July) offering an eclectic mix of discovery, debate and dramatic performances. The full programme, offering 40, mostly free pop-up public events across the city in shopping centres, public buildings, open spaces and squares, is now available online […]

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Mon 4 Jul 2016

Viruses turbo-charge bacterial evolution in cystic fibrosis infections
SCIENTISTS in the UK have found new evidence that tiny viruses called bacteriophages turbo-charge the evolution of bacteria that cause lung infections in Cystic Fibrosis patients. And they say because antibiotics can activate bacteriophages, certain medical therapies might make the infections even more difficult to treat. Cystic Fibrosis (CF) patients suffer from life-long lung infections caused by the environmental bacterium Pseudomonas aeruginosa. These infections worsen patient health and limit life-expectancy. Over the years of the infection, the bacteria evolve to become better adapted to […]

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Wed 22 Jun 2016

If we know so much about disease, where are all the cures?
We know so much about the genes that cause disease, so why are we not approaching an age of Star-Trek-like medicine in which a doctor can wave a handheld device over a patient, claim to have sequenced the genes of the offending pathogen, then move rapidly to a cure? How can we know so much about the […]

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Tue 7 Jun 2016

Manchester Day’s BRAIN BOX will make you shout EUREKA!
Manchester Town Hall will become the city’s largest laboratory as scientists from across the city join forces for Manchester Day’s Brain Box attraction. During the town hall takeover, collaborators from the city’s universities, including the University of Salford, museums and other societies and associations, will take Manchester Day visitors on a fascinating journey through the […]

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Tue 10 May 2016

European City of Science – digital beacons project
IDEAS are flooding in for the University’s ‘digital encounters with science’ experience to mark the European City of Science in Manchester this summer. Organisers have been appealing for content for a smart phone app which will raise awareness of the city’s impressive past, present and future in science and technology. Using ‘beacon technology’ in collaboration […]

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